Area organizations among recipients of Otto Bremer grants
The Otto Bremer Trust awarded $12,855,616 in grants and program-related investments as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.
Among recipients are Interfaith Volunteers of Baxter, $20,000; Sexual Assault Services of Brainerd, $69,800; and Aitkin County Developmental Achievement Center of McGregor, $25,000.
Interfaith Volunteers, formerly known as Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers, will use the funds to provide transportation and home services for seniors of low income and persons with disabilities to allow them to remain in their homes. The grant for Sexual Assault Services is intended to support general operations of the organization, which provides services for victims of sexual assault and offers education and prevention programs in Crow Wing County. The Aitkin County Developmental Achievement Center will use grant funds to provide employment supports and opportunities for adults and youths with disabilities.
“The Otto Bremer Trust is proud to continue investing in a broad range of programs and organizations that are making a positive impact in people’s lives across the region,” stated Brian Lipschultz, co-CEO and trustee of the trust, in a news release. “Partnering in this way is at the core of our continued long-term commitment to the Upper Midwest and exactly what Otto Bremer envisioned 75 years ago when he saw a need to help communities prosper.”
The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in St. Paul that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. The trust is the 86% owner of Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company, and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. Since its founding, Otto Bremer Trust has invested more than $700 million in people, places and opportunities in the Upper Midwest, the release stated. Visit ottobremer.org for more information.